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At five o'clock Saturday morning Boston Police raided Occupy Boston and cleared all protesters arresting only 46.
After nearly 10 weeks Dewey Square is clear after an early morning raid by the Boston Police 29 hours after the Mayor Menino deadline.
On Thursday morning Mayor Menino put a clamp on the Occupy Boston movement and told all protesters they must be evacuate the Dewey Square encampment by midnight Thursday night.
The deadline came and went and the encampment was still standing.
Keeping up on his promises, Menino ordered the police to take action, remove and arrest protesters from the area. The raid took place at 5 o'clock this morning and lasted around one hour. In this time the camps and tents were broken down and removed from the area and 46 protesters were arrested, mainly for trespassing.
The raid was very peaceful compared to that of other cities raiding occupy movements. According to a press conference this morning, the police said they actually begged some of the occupiers to not get into the "wagons" to be arrested, however according to them, they wanted to be arrested.
The city commission also made statements that they are currently working to restore the park, including replanting grass and replacing the irrigation system.
The protesters knew the raid was coming and were very complaint to the police officers who arrived in standard police uniforms, instead of traditional riot gear.
It is unclear what the Occupy movement will do at this time or if this will end their hold on the Boston market.
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